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Nepal’s NEA to commission 132 kV line by November 2017 [free access]

September 4, 2017

State-owned Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is expected to commission the 132 kV Blanch–Attariya transmission line project, which will connect the hilly areas in the far western region of Nepal to the national grid for the first time, by November 2017.


The 131-km-long line will connect Blanch region in Darchula with Attariya, the business hub of the far western region of Nepal. The project will initially be used to evacuate energy generated by the 30 MW Chameliya Hydropower Project.


The work on the project is being undertaken by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company, which is likely to commence the testing of the line soon. The project, developed with financial aid by the South Korean government, will be crucial to evacuate more than 200 MW of electricity being generated by different hydropower plants at various river basins in this region of the country.